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Caring for Creation: Deforestation

Submitted by Mary Schu and Lora Langford (Members of the Caring for Creation Committee) Within Eastern Washington forests (including the National Forest, Tribal Land, State Land, DNR), massive deforestation and destruction of habitat has been occurring since 2017. The deforested area includes 1.25 to 2.0 million acres of largely healthy forests. We would like to …

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Sun welcomes visitors to mini Caring for Creation Fair

What a beautiful, sunny day to celebrate God’s creation! Thank you to the Caring for Creation Committee for their efforts to make the Fair a reality during these COVID days.  To all who donated items:  You are appreciated!  And to all who visited the Fair:  Your presence and enthusiasm inspire all of us.  The Committee …

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Caring for Creation: Worm composting

Vermicomposting  Submitted by Dave Duncan, member of the Caring for Creation Committee MAKE [or purchase] A WORM BIN – The container should be shallow [8”–12” deep], yet large enough for the amount of kitchen trimmings [waste] you produce. ADD BEDDING – Many materials make good worm bedding, including shredded newspaper [black ink only], shredded corrugated …

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Newly initiated adults ‘savor the mysteries’

Throughout the Easter season, our neophytes – the newly initiated adults – will engage in the fourth period of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults called mystagogy, a Greek word meaning “to savor the mysteries.” The group will continue to reflect on their journey of faith and discuss with each other what it means …

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Caring for Creation: Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Reflection: Sr. Sue Orlowski, SP, Caring for Creation Committee Member I have been a member of the Xerces Society for five years. Its focus is the conservation of pollinators which include bumble and solitary bees, wasps, butterflies, and moths.Because of the pandemic, I expanded my pollinator garden. During 2020, I had at least 10 species …

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Mini Caring for Creation Fair April 18

Join us Sunday, April 18 for a “Mini” Caring for Creation Fair after each of the morning masses in the parking lot outside the Antonian Room. The fair will feature five garden-themed displays and live music by Jen Edgren. COVID safety regulations—masks and social distancing—required.  Download the flyer here for complete details. 

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